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— From its debut in The Week in Pictures last spring, I have been so drawn to this image. I love that I have a job where at the end of the day I can go home and talk to my sister, who is 2300 miles away, on the phone and say "Check out this photo that made the TWIP edit!" and we can discuss why it strikes us. Here we were in agreement. The leading line of the gun barrel takes you across the detainee to the beautiful glass door and back to the light on the blindfolded subject - I hadn't seen security missions photographed like this before. While Iraq is a big story again this year, ending our Year in Pictures slideshow, this image didn't say enough about what was going on there to make that tight cut.